The paper aims at analysing the relationship between higher educational policies and career patterns of men and women professors in Italian universities. It is divided into two sections. In the first part we present an overview of Italian higher education policies in relation to the recruitment and the career progressions of the academics and we explain the way in which nowadays the recruiting and promotion process takes place, discussing both the formal and informal processes which regulate career advancements. In the second section we present data on the presence of women professors in Italian university. We argue that the greater presence of women in the lowest rank of the university hierarchy can be hardly ascribed only to structural dynamics (different timing in entry the university career) or individual factors (different university productivity and activities). We rather conclude that some of the possible reasons which could justify the differences in the career patterns of men and women in Italian universities are to be found in the informal processes which rule career advancements.
|Titolo:||Between Gendered Doors and Leaky Pipelines : Higher Education Policies and Career Patterns of Men and Women in Italian Universities|
BOSISIO, ROBERTA (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Parole Chiave:||Italian university ; recruitment processes ; gender inequalities|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)|
|Citazione:||Between Gendered Doors and Leaky Pipelines : Higher Education Policies and Career Patterns of Men and Women in Italian Universities / R. Bosisio, E. Sala. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Edinburgh ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops tenutosi a Edinburgh nel 2003.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|